Ness is... A place of your own, an infinite ocean, a hug from a friend. Photographer GABRIELE GALIMBERTI travelled the globe to capture the very personal pursuit of happiness
Mayu, 23, from Tokyo, Japan ‘I was 18 when I went to the
UK to study English. I spent a lot of time with my Spanish friends, who used to hug me when we said goodbye.
At first I was surprised, because we don’t usually hug in Japan, but it made me feel warm, kind and happy. I liked their hugs. I now give out hugs in Japan, because I believe it can
Catalina, 32, from Cartagena, Colombia ‘I live near Bogotá, which is full of traffic jams and noise. But when I can, I escape to the sea, 940km away. Being by the water makes me happy. I’ve been to some
murky, mysterious seas, surrounded by mangroves;
I’ve spent whole days by myself in complete silence looking at the sea. Having a house from which I could see the sea would fill my
heart with happiness.’